Take Action for Housing Affordability in Burien

Action Items for Burien Advocates:

Protect Affordable Housing in Your City from Federal Tax Reform

Proposed elimination of a key affordable housing development tool, Private Activity Bonds (PABs), would make it much harder for our region to meet its housing need at a time when there is more demand than ever.

In the last thirty years, PABs have helped build 24,000 affordable apartments in King County alone.

You can help by urging your Representatives to rise to our affordable housing need by protecting Private Activity Bonds. Sample letters from the ACTION Campaign:

Contact your representatives by phone by calling the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121

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Housing Gaps in Burien

To meet the county-wide proportional need for affordable homes in 2030, Burien needs:

  • 1,587 homes affordable to households with incomes between 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI)

 

 

 

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Health & Housing in Burien

About 4 in 10 households in Burien are housing cost-burdened

47% of Burien households have a risk of lead exposure

1,103 Burien households are over-crowded

180 Burien households have inadequate plumbing or kitchen facilities

 

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Burien’s Housing Snapshot:

Burien’s housing profile and policy commitments from Under One Roof: City Level Affordable Housing Commitments & Actions

HDC thanks Evans School graduates Alexander Casey, Alena Marshak, Rose Rubel, and Xinwei Wang for their dedication and the thorough research that went into this project.

Click the image for the full-size snapshot.